from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hypothetical land, or continent, supposed by some to have existed formerly in the Indian Ocean, of which Madagascar is a remnant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In some editions of Cuvier's system, a subdivision of the Chiropoda (which comprised Bimana and Quadrumana) by which the lemurs, including Chiromys, are distinguished collectively from monkeys and man.
  • n. In zoögeog., a supposed former faunal area of the globe, corresponding to some extent to the geographical distribution of the lemurs, and characterized by the abundance and variety of those animals inhabiting it.


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  • My America Is Watching Tigers Die 12 1. getting the split with 'kind of like spitting' triggered a non-stop lemuria listen session this week.

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  • Joanna Newsom 1 1. last week i said i hated lemuria. i take that back. they have a few okay songs eg.

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  • i will never understand the lemuria love girl's got a voice like a banshee.

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  • Apparently it was theorised to be, and after the theory died Madame Blavatsky got hold of the name and decided it was a sort of second class Atlantis. (Hence the Visions of Atlantis song 'Lemuria': 'Ancient stories of a mystic landscape / On the surface of the ocean's pride: / The legend lives...')

    It's also an alternative name for the Roman festival of Lemuralia.

    December 7, 2007

  • Mythical continent, reputedly the origin of Madagascar's lemurs.

    December 7, 2007